Computer & software recommendations
We recommend that all students come with a well equipped laptop computer (for free movement across the college). WiFi is available throughout our campus and all residence halls have ethernet ports.
You are not required to purchase a computer or software, as we have computer labs for you to use. To get by using our labs alone, however, will require your careful time management.
The York College Bookstore offers a variety of electronics for students and faculty.
Operating System: Windows 10
Majors with no additional suggestions
All education majors
Useful items & antivirus
Headset with microphone
For remote class meetings.
10 foot cat6 ethernet cable
For a wired connection in your residence hall.
And an ACC ethernet adapter.
If your laptop does not have an ethernet port.
HDMI, mini display port, or USB-C adapter
If your laptop does not have these ports.
To present in our smart classrooms.
500GB or larger external hard drive
To backup up your laptop’s hard drive.
We recommend using Windows Defender, which is a default on all Windows 10 computers. If you have a computer without Defender, then we suggest choosing a software with up-to-date definitions and routinely scheduled virus scans.
No antivirus is required to connect to the York College network.
We don't provide antivirus software to students.